Minister Tan Chuan Jin puts sports photojournalists to shame
Talk about a blow-by-blow account.
Earlier today, the Singapore netball team beat arch rivals Malaysia 46-39 to proceed to the final of the Mission Foods Asian Netball Championships.
But that’s hardly the biggest news.
Amongst the crowd was Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-jin, who is also the new president of the Singapore National Olympic Council.
With a new photography book to his name, the Manpower Minister played the role of sports photojournalist with aplomb and took Instagram by storm. Sports journos, watch out.
Caption: 6-3 now Singapore!!
Mothership’s take: Good start, Singapore.
Mothership’s take: There’s even a video. Power.
Caption: Our girls at first quarter! 15-11 #teamsg
Mothership’s take: Yes, c’mon girls!
Mothership’s take: #teamsg FTW!
Caption:19-15 #teamsg !
Mothership’s take: Blur, but the goal is clear: Beat Malaysia!
Caption: Sitting around Malaysian supporters. Hebat lah #teamsg 22-15
Mothership’s take: Talk about behind enemy lines.
Caption: Aiyo. Can die. Losing voice. Go #teamsg go #singapore 25-18!
Mothership’s take: Honey lemon might help?
Mothership’s take: All the way!
Caption: That was no. 35. Go Singapore!
Mothership’s take: The match was apparently played at hyper speed.
Caption:37-26. 11 pt lead to #teamsg wah. Stress watching. No more voice!!!
Mothership’s take: Too late. Give the man some lozenges.
Caption: Last quarter!! 38-32! #teamsg
Mothership’s take: Yes, huddling does wonders.
Caption: Time out. Narrowing. Good fight back from Malaysia. Singapore 38-34
Mothership’s take: Squeaky bum time.
Caption: That is number 44! 44-37 #teamsg
Mothership’s take: Not a suay (unlucky) number at all.
Caption: 4mins left. 44-37! #teamsg
Mothership’s take: Tick tock. Tick tock.
Caption: Almost. 45-39. Last minute. Yes?
Mothership’s take: Hello, ref! Blow the whistle!
Caption: Aiyo. Can’t remember score. We won! #teamsg
Mothership’s take: Who cares? We won!
Caption: #TeamSG #TeamSingapore defeated Malaysia in semi-finals. Good fight by our opponents. Well done! Great game.
Mothership’s take: Huat ah, indeed.
Caption: @lawrencewongst 46-39!
Mothership’s take: Because you must tell the bro the good news.
Yes, he’s so good that even news media Channel NewsAsia took his photo.
Top photo from here.